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Child’s Stoma

When You First See Your Child’s Stoma

Here are some ways you can prepare yourself to see your child’s stoma and react positively - which is how doctors and nurses recommend you react.

Laura Cox
Since Getting Ostomy Surgery

Things That Still Bother Me Since Getting Ostomy Surgery – And How I Resolve Them

Since getting ostomy surgery, Laura Cox, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, has been grateful for every day. But that doesn't mean there aren't annoyances!

Laura Cox
Concerns with an Ostomy

Recorded Webinar: Clinical and Lifestyle Concerns with an Ostomy Video

Watch this recorded webinar - From stomal complications to skin care, Joy Hooper, RN, covers the most common clinical & lifestyle concerns with an ostomy.

Danny Nguyen
Returning to Work After Ostomy Surgery

Video: Returning to Work After Ostomy Surgery

In this video from our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, you can find tips for returning to work after ostomy surgery.

Aimee Sharp
Coping Mechanisms

Bad Day Coping Mechanisms

When the simple pleasures of life are hard to find, developing healthy coping mechanisms for when you experience bad days is important.

Laura Cox
Swimming Ostomy

Tips for Swimming With an Ostomy – More Security | Ask Laura

In this Ask Laura, a daughter asks how her 89-year-old mother who recently had ostomy surgery can have more security in the pool.

Laura Cox
ostomy concerns

I Don’t Want an Ostomy Bag – Top Concerns for Those Facing Ostomy Surgery

No one wants an ostomy bag. But Laura has one, and it hasn't stopped her from living & enjoying her life. Watch these top ostomy concerns get blown away.

Aimee Sharp
work after ostomy surgery

Going Back to Work After Ostomy Surgery

Tips on how to make your transition back to work after ostomy surgery as easy as possible and what to talk to your boss about.

Laura Cox
What to expect at an ostomy support group

What to Expect at an Ostomy Support Group

In this article, we talk about what to expect at an ostomy support group and how to find a local ostomy support group near you.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Pancaking

Ostomy Pancaking | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, answers frequently asked question about ways to avoid ostomy pancaking.

Laura Cox
Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
Dear Laura, I wear a two piece ostomy bag. I need help with concealing an ostomy bag. When I move around my shirt hikes up and the tip of the bag peeks out from under my shirt.
Tom
Hi Tom, I have a few suggestions that may help!
 
First, I'm wondering if a stealth belt would be a good option for you. This is a black belt that you can conveniently tuck your ostomy in to. It requires you to turn your ostomy pouch 45 degrees...